Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches

Video description

This book took me from someone interested in Docker to someone using it effectively in several projects.
Mark Elston, Advantest America

Go from zero to production readiness with Docker in 22 bite-sized lessons! Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches is an accessible task-focused guide to Docker on Linux, Windows, or Mac systems. In it, you’ll learn practical Docker skills to help you tackle the challenges of modern IT, from cloud migration and microservices to handling legacy systems. There’s no excessive theory or niche-use cases—just a quick-and-easy guide to the essentials of Docker you’ll use every day.

about the technology

The idea behind Docker is simple: package applica­tions in lightweight virtual containers that can be easily installed. The results of this simple idea are huge! Docker makes it possible to manage applications without creating custom infrastructures. Free, open source, and battle-tested, Docker has quickly become must-know technology for developers and administrators.

about the book

Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches introduces Docker concepts through a series of brief hands-on lessons. Following a learning path perfected by author Elton Stoneman, you’ll run containers by chapter 2 and package applications by chapter 3. Each lesson teaches a practical skill you can practice on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. By the end of the month you’ll know how to containerize and run any kind of application with Docker.

what's inside

  • Package applications to run in containers
  • Put containers into production
  • Build optimized Docker images
  • Run containerized apps at scale

about the audience

For IT professionals. No previous Docker experience required.

about the author

Elton Stoneman is a consultant, a former architect at Docker, a Microsoft MVP, and a Pluralsight author.

A well-written and cogent approach to learning and implementing containerized applications with Docker.
Philip Taffet, SOHOsoft

This is a must-have resource for anyone wanting to come to grips with Docker—from novice to expert, there’s something for everyone.
Kevin Orr, Sumus Solutions

I recommend anyone serious about learning Docker begin with this book.
Marcus Brown, Tradewind Energy


Table of contents

  1. Part 1. Understanding Docker containers and images
  2. Chapter 1. Before you begin
  3. Chapter 2. Understanding Docker and running Hello World
  4. Chapter 3. Building your own Docker images
  5. Chapter 4. Packaging applications from source code into Docker Images
  6. Chapter 5. Sharing images with Docker Hub and other registries
  7. Chapter 6. Using Docker volumes for persistent storage
  8. Part 2. Running distributed applications in containers
  9. Chapter 7. Running multi-container apps with Docker Compose
  10. Chapter 8. Supporting reliability with health checks and dependency checks
  11. Chapter 9. Adding observability with containerized monitoring
  12. Chapter 10. Running multiple environments with Docker Compose
  13. Chapter 11. Building and testing applications with Docker and Docker Compose
  14. Part 3. Running at scale with a container orchestrator
  15. Chapter 12. Understanding orchestration: Docker Swarm and Kubernetes
  16. Chapter 13. Deploying distributed applications as stacks in Docker Swarm
  17. Chapter 14. Automating releases with upgrades and rollbacks
  18. Chapter 15. Configuring Docker for secure remote access and CI/CD
  19. Chapter 16. Building Docker images that run anywhere: Linux, Windows, Intel, and Arm
  20. Part 4. Getting your containers ready for production
  21. Chapter 17. Optimizing your Docker images for size, speed, and security
  22. Chapter 18. Application configuration management in containers
  23. Chapter 19. Writing and managing application logs with Docker
  24. Chapter 20. Controlling HTTP traffic to containers with a reverse proxy
  25. Chapter 21. Asynchronous communication with a message queue
  26. Chapter 22. Never the end

Product information

  • Title: Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches
  • Author(s): Elton Stoneman
  • Release date: June 2020
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: None